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Engine/transmission Bell Housings

Discussion in 'Repairs, Maintenance, Help' started by TWX, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. 604 expert

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    The A404, A415, A470, A670, and A962 transaxles are basically identical except for the bell housing patterns



    except for the turbo, which did not have lockup,or a hole for the plug for the lockup solenoid
     
  2. TWX

    TWX DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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    I see that I'm going to have to go through these three pages of replies to my original post to revise it. It's been some time since that original post was made, so this might take awhile. Thank you everyone, for contributing to this. Hopefully this will make interchange a lot easier for a lot of people.
     
  3. dana44

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    I was thinking about that the other day, FWD is FWD, but still unclear if to go RWD there are any RWD transmissions that will attach to those primarily FWD engines unless you get an engine/transmision setup out of a Jeep.

    Have fun, and how is that assembly coming along?
     
  4. sword181

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    I am a little lost. Will a late 2011 Jeep 3.8 bolt up to 727? Thanks
     
  5. jerseyjoe

    jerseyjoe Plymouth Makes It

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    Prowler had the trans moved to the rear also.
     
  6. dana44

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    Makes it a transaxle, right, with a torque tube to operate. Good way to balance a vehicle. Corvette uses the same thing, engine in the front, torque tube, and transaxle in the rear. Couple of the European performance cars do, too.
     
  7. triple j

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    Remember that AMC v-8's prior to 1972 had a different crank pilot and will bolt up but need special converter. Check with guys on AMO site.
     
  8. aaaroaddog

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    what are the cu in's of a C48-40968
     
  9. TWX

    TWX DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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    I have no idea what you're talking about...
     
  10. kerrymann

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    I am new to the forum but had to say that this post has very helpful. And thanks to everyone that contributed I have a '88 2.2L from a dakota that I need a tranny for. They are hard to find nowadays and won't handle the 330ftlbs that the motor puts out anyway.

    Based on what I have read here the 2.5l in 96+ has a different engine block bolt pattern correct from the 2.2l K motors?

    But if I get a bellhousing from a 94-96 dakota then it opens up a world of different 5 speeds, like the AX15?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. valiant67

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    Welcome. The Dakota used the 2.5 Chrysler 4 (derived from the 2.2) through 1995 so those share your bolt pattern.
    The 1996 and up 2.5 is an AMC derived motor so those won't fit. Be careful with 1995, I've seen claims that some 1995 models may have the AMC engine.
     
  12. szegecs

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    hello.
    I have a question.
    have a 1994 Town & Country.
    the automatic transmission is broken.
    the renovation is expensive.
    you do not know what manual transmission would be for the 3.8 V6 engine together?
     
  13. valiant67

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    There is no manual transmission confirmed to fit the 3.8 V6 engine. There's a possibility the manual transmission from the Sebring GTC and Stratus R/T sedan might fit but it has never been confirmed to work.
     
  14. szegecs

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    thanks for the reply.
    Unfortunately, you have to find another way.
    perhaps the "93-94" and voyager 3.3 automatic transmission can be as good?
     
  15. valiant67

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    The 3.3 transmission from 93-95 should work with your engine. It will bolt up but the gear ratios would be slightly different.
     
  16. Bearhawke

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    For the record: I had a 1994 Dodge Caravan 3.3L and the AT in it worked quite well. I say that because the 3.3L and 3.8L are essentially the same engine.
     
  17. kerrymann

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    Thanks. That is what I wanted to hear. I ordered a AX15 from a 95 dakota today with bellhousing and shifter. I'll let you know how it goes.

    My next step is finding a clutch that can handle +350 ftlbs of torque. :)

     
  18. szegecs

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    köszönöm
     
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    Isn't that 3.8 engine the same one in the Jeep Wrangler? If so, they have a manual Transmission too. Or does it have a different bolt pattern?
     
  20. valiant67

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    The 3.8 transmission in the Wrangler won't help in a FWD minivan. It will not fit as the Wrangler mounts the 3.8 longitudinally rather than transverse. There won't be room under the van hood for the Wrangler transmission.
     

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